Game ako sa Manila Fame
If you would allow me to describe Manila Fame in one word, “AMAZING” wouldn’t be even enough. It has been part of my semi-annual attend the summer and holiday schedule of Manila Fame, just as I also regularly attend PFW twice a year.
This is me, accidentally pressing my iphone cam. Candid shots are really awesome!:) I love this accidental wind effect look.
Of course, the best buddy to go with on Filipino themed bazaars like this is no other than my Jacinto & Lirio business partner, Noreen!
Thank you to Tita Remy for giving us free entrance tickets!:)
I super love their theme this year: “the art of the craftsman”. Here they actually showcased Pinoy craftsmen, who work with local materials like rattan, buri, tinalak, bamboo, abaca, shelland paper-mache furniture, and other furnishings that are uniquely Filipino.
Can you believe that this vest is made out of wood bark?
Apart from this, there were live demonstrations by artisans of Philippine traditional crafts too.
The process of making embroidered lace of Iloilo is so tedious!
lanterns of Pampanga
Rice Baskets from Palawan
taka (papier mache) of Paete
* Photos of the live demonstration of Philippine traditional crafts taken here.
Creations from Baguio ❤
I don’t have much photos of the world class furniture in the first floor of the exhibit because picture taking wasn’t allowed 😦 Good thing they were not so strict in the fashion area.
Philippine made doesn’t necessarily equate to handicrafts. I’m so excited to share to you some of the designs of the Philippine’s top fashion designers who was not only given a free booth to exhibit their works, but was also paid to participate!
One of the lucky picks was Dante, the winner of Weaving the Future: a social design competition. I’m so honored to be wearing for 10 seconds a necklace he designed for the Manila Fame exhibit!:)
Below is a bag also designed by Dante. If you will look at it closely, it actually has elements of Flora and Fauna, which was the design theme given to all designers to display in the exhibit. Dante’s design is so intricate that you wouldn’t notice that it actually has those elements like fish, flower etc.
This spider web design was manually sewn by Dante!:)
Here is the rendition of Flora and Fauna by the other designers:
Spring Summer 2013 Collection:
(right) Kristine Dee
SOFA really never fails to catch my attention with it’s eye-catching visual merchandising.
Lastly, for the very first time, OTOP products was also found in the exhibit. Like the designers, they were also paid to participate here. One of the things that caught my eye was this clutch which was made out of paper!
After the exhibit, Mhykee and I went to play badminton with his college friend, Reigh.
Checkered layering from TERRIE
Poladots shorts from TERRIE
Bustier inner from EMBELLISH
Flats from SO! Fab